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Cannabis Compounds for Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's (If Only They Were Legal)

Imagine there existed a natural, non-toxic substance that halted diabetes, fought cancer, and reduced psychotic tendencies in patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. You don’t have to imagine; such a substance is already here. It’s called CBD. The only problem with it is that it’s illegal.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
CBD safe at high doses

CBD: Safe at High Doses

Oral administration of CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans, according to clinical trial data published by the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design. Investigators at Kings College in London assessed the physiological and behavioral effects of CBD and THC versus placebo in a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
Cathy Jordan ALS cannabis patient

Medical Marijuana Patient with ALS Outlives Her Doctors

Cathy Jordan first noticed something was wrong in summer of 1985 when she couldn’t pick things up. Her muscles weren’t responding. In 1986, she was diagnosed with ALS , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Nearly 20 years later she is still alive thanks to cannabis, her medicine of choice and necessity.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
Marijuana for Alzheimer's prevention

Key Marijuana Ingredient Staves Off Memory Loss

In a test of short-term memory skills, only users of "skunk"-type marijuana strains exhibited impaired recall when intoxicated, whereas people who smoked hashish or herbal cannabis blends performed equally well whether stoned or sober.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
Cannabis Terpenes

Taming THC

THC has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of CBD and terpenes to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
THC and CBD synergy

Tale of Two Cannabinoids

This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of THC and CBD and presents a rationale for their combination in pharmaceutical preparations. Cannabinoid and vanilloid receptor effects as well as non-receptor mechanisms are also explored.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
Debunking CBD myths by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

Project CBD Responds to SAM’s CBDisinformation

The misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) recently produced a “fact sheet” entitled, Everything You Need to Know About CBD, that seeks to justify the continued prohibition of cannabis by misinforming the public about cannabidiol and THC.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
Cannabis Lab Testing

How Accurate is Potency Testing?

How accurate is potency testing? California NORML and Project CBD conducted a "Ring Test" in which identical samples were sent to ten lab testing facilities in order to compare results.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago
Mechoulam on cannabis and cannabidiol

Mechoulam on Cannabidiol

The emerging significance of cannabis components other than THC was again a prominent theme when the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine met in Cologne in early October, 2007.
Posted: 3 years 7 months ago